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The Resource Dante and the Greeks, edited by Jan M. Ziolkowski

Dante and the Greeks, edited by Jan M. Ziolkowski

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Dante and the Greeks
Title
Dante and the Greeks
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jan M. Ziolkowski
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Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Although Dante never traveled to Greek-speaking lands in the eastern Mediterranean and his exposure to the Greek language was limited, he displays a keen interest in the cultures of Greece, both ancient and medieval, pagan and Christian. Bringing together cartography, history, philosophy, philology, reception studies, religious studies, and other disciplines, these essays tap into knowledge and skills from specialists in the medieval West, Byzantium, and Dante. The twelve contributors discuss the presence of ancient Greek poetry, philosophy, and science (astrology, cosmography, geography) in Dante{u2019}s writings, as well as the Greek characters who populate his works. Some of these individuals were drawn indirectly from ancient mythography, Homeric epic, and other such sources, while others were historically attested personages, down to Dante{u2019}s own era. Greek was not only a language and civilization of the past, but also a present (and often rival) religious and political entity. To each layer{u2015}ancient pagan, early Christian, and contemporary Byzantine{u2015}Latins related differently. Doctrinal, political, linguistic, cultural, and educational matters all played important roles in shaping the attitudes that form the focal point for this volume, which sets the stage for further engagement with Dante{u2019}s corpus in its cultural settings. -- Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
851/.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ4390
LC item number
.D275 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ziolkowski, Jan M.
Series statement
Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Humanities
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dante Alighieri
  • Dante Alighieri
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Dante Alighieri
  • Classical literature
  • Philosophy, Ancient
Label
Dante and the Greeks, edited by Jan M. Ziolkowski
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
876000086
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9780884024002
Lccn
2014014301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)876000086
Label
Dante and the Greeks, edited by Jan M. Ziolkowski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
876000086
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9780884024002
Lccn
2014014301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)876000086

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